Cross Ranch State Park

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Cross Ranch State Park ,
1403 River Road,
Center, ND
58530
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Cross Ranch State Park is located along some of the last free-flowing and undeveloped stretches of the Missouri River. A boat ramp and canoe and kayak rentals are available for those wishing to explore this scenic segment of the river, while anglers will find walleye, trout, catfish, salmon, pike and bass in its waters. An extensive trail system can be explored either on foot or on cross-country skis during the winter months. The trails allow access to a 5,000-acre nature preserve with mixed grass prairie, river bottom forests and wood draws. Campers can use either the park's primitive campground or hike to their camping spot in a backcountry area. The park is also well known for its bluegrass music festival held in June.

Ma-ak-oti "Old Village" Trail is 4.2 miles miles and is open to hiking, snowshoeing. This trail is divided into two sections. The 2.5-mile Upper Ma-ak-oti Trail starts from the Matah/Ma-ak-oti trail junction and continues to a creek flowing through a wooded ravine. The 1.7-mile Lower Ma-ak-oti Trail begins at the Sanger trailhead and continues north, joining with the upper trail. Looping in parts, both sections of the trail wind through prairie bluffs and wooded channels, offering vistas of the Missouri River. Steep stairs without handrails are present on portions of the trail. Some areas may be muddy or impassable due to seasonal water fluctuations.The trail map is available here.


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    • Equipment Available for Rent
    • Open Year 'Round
    • Dump Station,
    • Electricity,
    • RV Sites,
    • Sewer,
    • Showers,
    • Tenting
    • Boat Dock,
    • Boat Ramp,
    • Fishing,
    • Restrooms,
    • Trails
    • Family-Friendly,
    • Pet-Friendly
    • Riverfront

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Cross Ranch State Park

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